“Act as if…”

“… we never see the obvious if we take it for granted.” (Peter Drucker)

“Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” (Winnie The Pooh)

“The greatest achievements start with the with the greatest of doubts.”

“No one will ever know what is best for you more than you.”

“Fear is an indication you are doing something right.”

“Nearly all men can handle adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” (Abraham Lincoln)

“Here’s to the crazy ones…” (Apple)

“99% is zero percent.” (Roger Martin)

“Knowledge is knowing the answer. Wisdom is knowing there is more than one answer.”

“Know your enemy better than they know themselves.” (Sun Tzu)

“If you’re not risking failure, then you’re not trying hard enough.” (Stephanie Tilenius)

“Its better to beg for forgiveness, then ask for permission.”

“Do the right things, not just things right.” (Brendan Calder)

“Those saying it can’t be done, tend to get in the way of those doing it.”

“If you are authentic, you don’t have to say you’re authentic. If you say you’re authentic, then you’d better be authentic. It’s easier to be authentic, if you don’t say you’re authentic.” (Pine & Gilmore)

“Everything is on its way to somewhere.”

“Sometimes the problem isn’t yours to fix, and trying to makes it worse.” (Alex Parker, Esq)

“Authenticity isn’t about you agreeing with me. It’s about you being true to your values and beliefs, and honestly and openly communicating and acting out those values and beliefs. Then, I can make an informed choice if, and how, I want to involve myself with your service proposition.”

“No one got ahead by always following the rules.”

“And I hear them saying you’ll never change things, and no matter what you do it’s still the same thing. But it’s not the world that I am changing. I do this so this world will know that it will not change me.” (Garth Brooks)

“… experience is never limited, and it’s never complete.” (Henry James)

“Anyone can get the best out of themselves. Not anyone can get the best out of others.”

“Making confident choices, with imperfect information is leadership.”

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” (Nelson Mandela)

“Efficiency: more output with less input.”

“Fix the important, and the urgent will no longer be the issue.”

“Every design process cycles through foggy periods of seemingly unstructured experimentation and bursts of intense clarity, periods of grappling with the “Big Idea” and long stretches during which all attention focuses on the details.” (Tim Brown, ‘Change By Design‘)

“We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect; we apprehend it just as much by feeling. Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is, at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest, also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.” (Carl Jung)

“The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow- witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of doubt, what is laid before him.” (Leo Tolstoy)

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” (Marianne Williamson)

If you are authentic, you don’t have to say you’re authentic. If you say you’re authentic, then you’d better be authentic. It’s easier to be authentic, if you don’t say you’re authentic.” ~ Joe Pine & Jim Gilmore, “Authenticity